At 19, I was in a terrible car accident that left me with debilitating back and neck pain. At 23, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and two herniated discs in my low back. I was in so much pain that I couldn’t bend over to touch my toes. Doctors told me that I needed surgery and were prescribed medications to ease the pain. Thankfully, I didn’t have the surgery, but I grew dependent on drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. Exercising was out of the question. I had never been one to exercise, but the thought of trying to move my body more than sitting on the couch was overwhelming.
At 27, I found yoga and Pilates and began to change my life. At age 33, with my husband and two baby boys (just 18 months apart), I moved to Florida and started Beach Yoga with Kerri. I ran local yoga classes at the beach for just $5. Everything seemed perfect, except my marriage was falling apart. My husband and I separated due to his alcoholism & my world was devastated. I began searching for healing, not only for my fibromyalgia but also in my marriage.
It took many years of therapy, marriage counseling, & a 12 step recovery to restore what was lost. I have learned our body will speak to us, and through the mind-body connection, we can see precisely what is needed just by listening.
Today, my husband and I have the relationship I have always dreamed of. No, it hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it. I am living a life I never thought possible. I can do things with my body that doctors told me were impossible. I desire to help others discover that they can change and find freedom in their mind, body, and spirit.
I’m here to tell you change can happen for anyone, and all it takes is a willing spirit and the courage to take the first step.
Grab your large stability ball, and let’s work the deep core and the legs! This class is awesome for anyone who hates sit-ups or for postpartum moms! Enjoy!
Today’s full-body yoga practice will lift your spirits and help you focus on what truly matters. Through dynamic movements, we will stretch and strengthen the body. You don’t need any equipment for this class, but you might want your yoga blocks to modify.
Today’s class is a Barre-inspired Pilates mat workout that is lower-body focused. You will need a chair or a sofa for today’s practice. Enjoy the burn!
You know you want to be a Bandy Babe, right? 🙂 Today, we will use our resistance bands to work the lower body and core. Grab a heavy band, and let’s go!
Today is a lower body vinyasa practice that is excellent for your hips and back. We will twinkle and twist our way through this incredible flow! You don’t need any equipment for today’s class, but you might like two yoga blocks to modify.
It’s time to Get With The Flow! This awesome vinyasa class works the entire body through fun and dynamic flows that will get your heart rate up, help ground and center you, and leave you feeling that yoga glow!
Today’s fusion class is a beautiful blend of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates using the mini ball! This class has everything – we will work on our balance with standing postures, core with the mini ball, and end class with some fantastic hip stretches and twists! Please grab two yoga blocks and your small Pilates ball for this workout. Enjoy!
This class is a beautiful restorative practice to help you de-stress, calm your nervous system, relax your body, and prepare for bedtime. You will want your yoga blocks, a strap, and maybe a pillow for this class. Enjoy!